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March 29th, 2005, 12:19 PM
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i am 25 weeks pregnant and found out last week at my ultrasound that my baby's kidney's are a little dilated and there is a spot on her heart. I was told i have a 1 in 97 chance that my baby has down syndrome. I am terrified. has anyone ever heard of anyone going through the same thing and their baby is born healthy. I am 29 and this is my first baby. The father left me when I was 4 months preg I told him about the baby and he wanted me to get rid of her, so i have no support from him. Any comforting words would be fantastic.
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March 29th, 2005, 12:39 PM
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my friend had the same thing....white marks on the heart.....it wasnt down syndrome like they had suspected but calcium deposits instead.....dont freak out .......k.....they are wrong alot
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March 31st, 2005, 12:55 AM
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I am sorry you are going through this. I can relate to the DS markers. My baby has white spots on the heart. I researched it and learned that this marker is also found in non-DS babies. Further, because of the way the u/s picture is taken, it could be a section that appears brighter (or denser) simply because it has not grown yet.

Relative to your risk factor, it is just a statistical number of probability based on actuarial charts for women of the same demographic as you. Your odds are that one child of 97 will have DS, but that means 96 won't. Many babies have these spots and they are not any more prevalent in babies with DS than babies without it.

Try not to worry too much (I think it's impossible for a pregnant woman not to worry).

All good wishes,
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April 12th, 2005, 07:16 AM
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I am so sorry you have to go through this.. Have you thought of having a amnio. All I do know, is that when there is more than one marker, dr's are a bit more concerned. At the same I know things can be okay.

I wilsh you all the best.

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